Happy Easter 2018


Spending a few days in Bavaria (guess which city), before the trips to Hamburg, Stockholm and Denver...



Wir wünschen frohe Ostern

Happy Easter - Buona Pasqua - Feliz Pascua - Joyeuses Pâques

New FM.Loop function


For years we wrote loops in FileMaker scripts to count up from one value to other value and call a plugin function for each time. But that needs always 5 lines for just a simple loop to e.g. fill a table of values. You can loop already by building a custom function with recursion, but that is complicated and can be difficult to debug. And when our scripts use custom functions, they are not as portable, so for the next plugin version we add a FM.Loop function:

MBS( "FM.Loop"; Variable Name; Start Value; End Value; Step Value; Expression )

This function takes the name of variable, can be with zero, one or two $ in the name to make a local, script or global variable. Than you pass a start value (or expression), an end value and the step value. So we start with our variable set to start value. Than we loop while variable <= end value and add step value after each loop. You probably noticed, that this is exactly a FOR loop in other programming tools. For each time, we evaluate the given expression, which can of course reference the variable.

Here an example:

MBS("FM.Loop";
/* variable */ "index";
/* start */ 1;
/* end */ 12;
/* step */ 1;
/* formula */
"MBS(\"DynaPDF.Table.SetCellText\"; $table; $rowNum; index; \"center\"; \"center\"; GetValue($months; index))")

This calls DynaPDF.Table.SetCellText function with values from 1 to 12 and passes the value from $months list. As you may notice, we need to escape quotes in expression here with \" to have FileMaker not get confused.

MBS("FM.Loop";
/* variable */ "index";
/* start */ 1;
/* end */ 31;
/* step */ 1;
/* formula */
"Let([$rowNum = MBS(\"DynaPDF.Table.AddRow\"; $table);
r = MBS(\"DynaPDF.Table.SetCellText\"; $table; $rowNum; 0; \"center\"; \"center\"; index)]; r)")

Second example uses a Let Statement to run two MBS functions. First line defines variable $rowNum with line number and second call to fill first cell with number of the line. This way we create 31 lines with each having the line number in first cell.

MBS("FM.Loop";
/* variable */ "index";
/* start */ 10;
/* end */ 0;
/* step */ -1;
/* formula */
"index/10")

In third example we use the fact, that return value is the list of results of expressions, so this function just returns a list with numbers from 10 down 0.
If the expression causes an error, we return the error and cancel early.

Will come next week in 8.2 plugin pre-release download.

FileMaker Stammtisch in Hamburg am 5. April


Am 5. April treffen sich interessierte FileMaker Entwickler in Hamburg zum Austausch von Neuigkeiten, Erfahrungen und Tipps & Tricks.

Diesmal bin ich wieder mit dabei und zeige gerne was es neues gibt in der aktuellen Version 8.1 und der kommenden Version 8.2 vom MBS Plugin. Gerne beantworte ich auch Fragen vor Ort oder helfe bei Problemen.

Wo: K&K Verlag, Große Brunnenstraße 43, 22763 Hamburg
Wann: Donnerstag, 5. April 2018, ab 19 Uhr

siehe Stammtisch Hamburg Webseite

Würde mich freuen Euch dort zu sehen.

Wenn noch Bedarf ist an Beratung/Schulung/Entwicklungshilfe vor Ort, dann bitte melden wegen Terminvereinbarung.

FileMaker Conference .fmp[x]Berlin 2018


Did you sign up for FileMaker Conference .fmp[x]Berlin 2018?
I am now signed up, so there may be a chance for a MBS plugin presentation.
Let me know what you'd like to see!

This conference is organized by Egbert Friedrich and takes place from 7th to 9th June 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

As the conference is in english, this is your chance to meet people from around the world at a conference in Europe. And for a lot of people it's easier to get to Berlin than to cross the atlantic and deal with US immigration officers.

Who
dotfmp is an effort of various leading European FileMaker Developers. It is meant to bring all kinds of higher level developers together to share knowledge, educate and challenge each other.
When
dotfmp starts at the 6th June 2018 in the later afternoon with a relaxed "Beer and Sausages" in one of the most famous Berlin Beergarden.The session days itself last from 7th until 9th June with various socialising events in the evenings. Additionally we offer support on 10th June to see more from Berlin and its surroundings.
What
dotfmp is a 3 Day-Unconference, Meetup, Hangout or Barcamp. It is an informal and self-organized effort to meet on a personal base.
Where
dotfmp takes place in one of the most famous spots in Berlin. The GLS Campus is located in a vibrant area with a very short walking distance to all the famous restaurants.
Why
We feel there are far too few possibilities to talk to, learn from, and hangout with fellow developers in a relaxed and informal environment. And we'd like to share work and get feedback from people chewing on similar challenges.


If you like to join the conference and present something, please register soon.

CURL birthday and conference


Today CURL library and command line tool turns 20 years old. It's a long time in software business and a great success with curl on nearly every computer device on earth as it ships for example with MacOS, Google Chrome, Linux, Android and others.

Since January 2007 and the MBS Xojo Plugin 7.0, we do include CURL for up- and download via ftp/http.

Since January 2012 and the MBS FileMaker Plugin 2.5, we include CURL functions for FileMaker.

And as far as I see, FileMaker Inc. added CURL right to the database engine with version 11 of FileMaker, but only added CURL options for Insert From URL script step with version 16.

See blog post from Daniel Stenberg.

For mid April we have the CURL conference on the agenda in Stockholm. Please join it if you like to learn more about CURL. See announcement and wiki page.

Interested in a meeting for FileMaker or Xojo?
See blog post for FileMaker meeting and Xojo meeting in Stockholm.

FileMaker Spanish Devcon 2018


In October all around Europe are conferences for FileMaker. This year there is the second Spanish conference:



26th to 27th October 2018 in Madrid. See Website
You can now sign up as speaker or sponsor.

MBS Workshop in Malbun bei der FileMaker Konferenz


In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Verein FM Konferenz bieten wir eine Schulung zum MBS Plugin an. Am 17. Oktober 2018 können Sie in Malbun, Liechtenstein an einer eintägigen Schulung teilnehmen. Lernen Sie die über 5000 Funktionen einmal näher kennen und wie Sie sie effektiv einsetzen. Sammeln Sie Ideen und verbessern Sie ihre FileMaker Lösungen durch den Einsatz unseres Plugins.

Das Monkeybread Software Plugin für FileMaker stellt eine vielseitige Erweiterung der eigenen Datenbank dar. Der Kurs bietet nicht nur einen tiefgreifenden Überblick in die Benutzung und Entwicklung, sondern bietet auch die Chance das Plugin günstiger zu erstehen.
  • Einführung in das MBS Plugin
  • Überblick über die Funktionsbereiche
  • Neues im MBS Plugin dieses Jahr und in der dann aktuellen Version 7.5
  • Rundgang durch ausgewählte Beispiele
  • Gemeinsames Implementieren von Plugin Funktionen in eine Datenbank.
    • Upload/Download mit CURL auf einen HTTP/FTP Server
    • Ausfüllen eines Formulares auf einer Webseite
    • Bilder bearbeiten
    • PDF Verarbeitung
    • Druckerfunktionen
    • Einbinden von Webservices with JSON/XML für REST/SOAP.
  • Fragen und Antworten
Die Teilnahme kostet 149 CHF (Frühbucher bis 17. Juni 2018) bzw. 199 CHF inkl. Verpflegung. Trainer ist der Plugin Entwickler und Monkeybread Software Geschäftsführer Christian Schmitz persönlich.

Anmeldung bei Monkeybread Software.

Am Abend vorher treffen wir uns zum gemütlichen Beisammensein im Restaurant vom Konferenzhotel. Im Anschluss an die Schulung können Sie gleich rüber zum Apero gehen und die anderen Teilnehmer kennen lernen.

Check version of FileMaker Plugins on Windows


As you may see, on MacOS we provide metadata about plugin version in Finder's info dialog. But for Windows?

Well, turns out the problem is the file extensions. FileMaker plugins for Windows are technical just DLLs with a special relation to FileMaker application. So if you rename the .fmx or .fmx64 file to .dll, you can see the metadata in the info dialog:


So if you want to know which MBS Plugin version, you have, please use this trick to read the version name.
For Linux, you can run the file as an application in command line. Each plugin from us has a little command line app in the .so files, which prints the version number to the terminal.

Normalize PDF orientation with MBS Plugins and DynaPDF


A client got scanned PDFs and they are sometimes showing rotated in FileMaker's container fields. The reason is simple: They are scanned and marked to be rotated. But preview in FileMaker ignores the orientation metadata (see issue 137094).
 
To fix this for the client, we wrote the following script. If first page is rotated, we assume this is a PDF which needs to be normalized to have 0° rotation. So we loop over all pages, rotate the pages with a non zero orientation to have one and add them to the new PDF: 
 
 # Clear current PDF document

Set Variable [ $pdf ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.New") ] 

# Load PDF from container

Go to Record/Request/Page [ First ]

Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.OpenPDFFromContainer"; $pdf; Generate Previews::InputPDF) ] 

# Check if first page is rotated

Set Variable [ $rotation ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.GetImportOrientation"; $pdf; 1) ] 

// Show Custom Dialog [ "Rotation is " & $rotation ] 

If [ $rotation ≠ 0 ] 

# Rotate all pages to 0° if needed

Set Variable [ $page ; Value: 1 ] 

Set Variable [ $pageCount ; Value: MBS( "DynaPDF.GetImportPageCount"; $PDF ) ] 

Loop

# Check current page rotatations

Set Variable [ $rotation ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.GetImportOrientation"; $pdf; $page) ] 

If [ $rotation = 0 ] 

# import as is

Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "DynaPDF.ImportPDFPage"; $PDF; $page ) ] 

Else

# import and rotate

Set Variable [ $template ; Value: MBS( "DynaPDF.ImportPageAsTemplate"; $PDF; $page ) ] 

Set Variable [ $template ; Value: MBS( "DynaPDF.RotateTemplate"; $pdf; $template; -$Rotation ) ] 

# now put on a new page:

Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "DynaPDF.AppendPage"; $PDF) ] 

Set Variable [ $w ; Value: MBS( "DynaPDF.GetTemplWidth"; $pdf; $template ) ] 

Set Variable [ $h ; Value: MBS( "DynaPDF.GetTemplHeight"; $pdf; $template ) ] 

Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "DynaPDF.SetPageWidth"; $PDF; $w) ] 

Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "DynaPDF.SetPageHeight"; $PDF; $h) ] 

Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "DynaPDF.PlaceTemplate"; $PDF; $template; 0; 0; $w; $h) ] 

Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "DynaPDF.EndPage"; $PDF) ] 

End If

# next page

Set Variable [ $page ; Value: $page + 1 ] 

Exit Loop If [ $page > $pageCount ] 

End Loop

# Save PDF

Set Field [ Generate Previews::OutputPDF ; MBS("DynaPDF.Save"; $pdf; GetAsText ( Generate Previews::InputPDF )) ] 

End If

Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.Release"; $pdf) ] 


The resulting PDF has all pages in 0° orientation, so the fact that FileMaker doesn't handle this, is no longer a problem and the PDF shows nicely.
Of course this may not work, if the pages are not marked with correct orientation metadata! 
 
Requires MBS FileMaker Plugin + DynaPDF Lite. With DynaPDF Pro, the resulting PDFs can include the preview JPEG to show a preview in a non-interactive container on Windows, see DynaPDF.GeneratePreview.
 
The same can be done in Xojo, see /DynaPDF/Rotate rotated PDF back example project.

Disabled Plugins in FileMaker


Today a client contacted use with the following problem.
Whenever they go to the plugins section in FileMaker Pro, they get an error message and the plugins are greyed out:



and after clicking OK button:



They asked for help, so we checked. Turns out they used assisted install with the option AI_DISABLEPLUGINS=1 in the configuration file. Please use AI_DISABLEPLUGINS=0 if you plan to use plugins like the MBS FileMaker Plugin.

FileMaker Pro 16.0.5 Update available


FileMaker Inc. just released the version 16.0.5 for FileMaker Pro (Advanced).

This update fixes a crash with scrolling in FileMaker Pro, which you only see with macOS High Sierra 10.13.

The same problem we fixed a few days ago with the FM.PatchNotificationProblem function. See blog article.

More details in the Support Article 26025 and download here.

We recommend everyone to install this update to avoid the trouble with older versions of FileMaker 16.
The download patches the 16.0.4 version in place, so you may want to duplicate the app before doing the update to have a copy of the old version available in case the update process fails.

As this issue only affected the MacOS desktop software, the update is not available for Windows or FileMaker Server including the FileMaker Cloud.

MBS FileMaker Plugin v8.1 with 5100 Functions In One Plugin


Nickenich, Germany - (March 6th, 2018) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 8.1 for macOS, iOS, Linux and Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin currently available for FileMaker Pro. As the leading database management solution for Windows, macOS, iOS and the web, the FileMaker Pro Integrated Development Environment supports a plugin architecture that can easily extend the feature set of the application. MBS FileMaker Plugin 8.1 has been updated and now includes over 5100 different functions, and the versatile plugin has gained more new functions:

For years the MBS Plugin offers functions to create a drop area on MacOS. The new version adds support for Windows platform, so you can now use this feature cross platform. You define an area in your layout with a nice picture, e.g. with a drop here message. The user can than drag files from other applications and drop them on your area and trigger your script, which decides what to do with the files. We already supported promised drags on MacOS for files, which are only created on demand when the plugin accepts them. Now on Windows we support file descriptors, which allows to accept drags of virtual files. For example Outlook does provides email attachments on the fly without a temporary file and you can add them to a container field easily.

For MacOS, if you use our syntax highlighting features, you may enjoy a new one. For the database design dialog, the MBS Plugin now optionally adds a search field in the tables and fields lists. You can type a partial text and the plugin searches the list of fields/tables for this text to jump to the line of interest. With pressing return key you can jump to the next place as needed. For huge scripts we now skip variable checking or if/loop block highlighting to improve performance. If you have a Macbook Pro with TouchBar, you can optionally block ESC key and require pressing Option-ESC to trigger ESC and avoid custom function dialog and other dialogs to close too easily.

Our new XML.Validate function can validate a XML document against a given XML schema. The new XML.SetPathXML function allows to add an XML to an existing XML document at a given position.

The new WebView.CreateOnPopover function allows to create a WebKit 1.x web viewer on a popover for MacOS. This allows several web viewers on a popover which can be controlled in detail with our plugin functions.

For ImageCapture's scanner panel we got a new close script trigger, so you get notified when the user closes the window. For ImageCapture.OpenDevice we got a timeout to not block your solution.

The PHP integration in MBS Plugin got an upgrade with new error messages for execution failures.

Our Java loading code has been updated for version 9 of the Java Runtime Environment. You can now use all Java versions from 1.4 to version 9.

Enjoy new barcode options, better email sending, SQL.InsertOrUpdateRecords with multiple primary keys, improved support for connections to SQL Anywhere servers, dictionaries and quick lists with custom identifiers. We prepared for the next FileMaker version and improved CURL.SetupAWS function for Amazon S3 and Dell ECS.

Finally we updated the CURL library to version 7.58.1, DynaPDF to version 4.0.17.44, LibXL to version 3.8.2, SQLite to version 3.22.0, the JPEG library to version 9c and LibTiff to version 4.0.9 including support for BigTiff format.

See release notes for a complete list of changes.

MBS FileMaker Plugin 8.1


6. März 2018 - Monkeybread Software veröffentlicht heute das MBS Plugin für FileMaker in Version 8.1, mit inzwischen über 5100 Funktionen eines der größten FileMaker Plugins überhaupt. Hier einige der Neuerungen:

Seit ein paar Jahren bietet das MBS Plugin Drag & Drop Funktionen für MacOS an. Mit der neuen Version unterstützen wir die gleichen Funktionen für Windows. Sie können jetzt bei Mac und Windows einen Drop Bereich auf ein FileMaker Layout legen und Dateien per Drag & Drop annehmen. Ein Skript ihrer Wahl wird gestartet und kann die ankommenden Dateien verarbeiten. Wir unterstützen schon länger Promised Drags, d.h. ein Programm wie Fotos.app schreibt die Dateien erst raus, wenn wir Sie annehmen. Bei Windows funktioniert das ähnlich mit File Deskriptoren. Beispielsweise liefert Outlook Anhänge von Emails erst nach Aufforderung als virtuelle Datei aus und wir können Ihnen die Anhänge als Containerwert geben.

Für MacOS bieten wir einige schöne Erweiterungen für die Entwicklung in FileMaker an und jetzt haben wir etwas neues: Im Datenbank Design Dialog können Sie mit dem neuen Plugin die Liste der Felder und Tabellen durchsuchen. Sie können etwas Text eingeben und das Plugin durchsucht die Liste nach passenden Texten und springt zur ersten passenden Zeile. Mit der Eingabetaste können Sie dann zu den nächsten Fundstellen springen. Für eine besser Performance im Skriptarbeitsbereich schalten wir jetzt automatisch die Überprüfungen für Variablen und Schleifenblöcke für sehr große Skripts aus. Wenn Sie ein Macbook Pro mit TouchBar haben, können Sie optional die ESC Taste in FileMaker deaktivieren und durch Alt-ESC ersetzen. Somit schließen Sie aus versehen weniger Dialoge.

Die neuen XML.Validate Funktion kann ein XML Dokument gegen ein XML Schema validieren und entsprechende Fehler melden. Die neue XML.SetPathXML Funktion fügt ein XML in ein bestehendes XML Dokument ein.

Die neue WebView.CreateOnPopover kann einen WebKit 1.x basierten Web Viewer unter MacOS erzeugen und auf ein Popover platzieren. Den neuen Web Viewer können Sie dann über die Webview Funktionen im MBS Plugin steuern.

Für das ImageCapture Fenster zum Scannen haben wir einen neuen Skripttrigger für das Schließen vom Fenster. Und beim ImageCapture.OpenDevice sorgt ein Timeout dafür, dass ihr Programm nicht ewig wartet.

Die PHP Integration im MBS Plugin wurde verbessert und gibt jetzt auch Fehlermeldungen aus, wenn das Ausführen vom PHP Code nicht erfolgreich war.

Unsere Java Integration kann jetzt auch Version 9 vom Java Runtime Environment laden. So können Sie jetzt von Java 1.4 bis Version 9 alle Java Versionen verwenden.

Freuen Sie sich auf neue Barcode Optionen, besseres Emailversenden, SQL.InsertOrUpdateRecords mit mehrere Primärschlüsseln, leichtere Verbindung zu SQL Anywhere Servern, Dictionaries und QuickList mit eigenen Namen. Wir haben das Plugin für die nächste FileMaker Version angepasst und die CURL.SetupAWS Funktion für Amazon S3 und Dell ECS verbessert.

Außerdem haben wir die CURL Bibliothek auf Version 7.58.1 aktualisiert, DynaPDF auf Version 4.0.17.44, LibXL auf Version 3.8.2, SQLite auf Version 3.22.0, die JPEG library auf Version 9c und LibTiff auf Version 4.0.9 inklusive der Unterstützung für BigTiff Formate

Alle Änderungen in den Release Notes.

FileMaker Magazin - MBS Artikel


For our German speaking users:

Wir haben die Artikel zum MBS Plugin aus dem FileMaker Magazin gesammelt hier online gestellt: FileMaker Magazin Artikel:

Wir empfehlen allen FileMaker Anwender ein Abo vom Magazin und den Kauf der alten Ausgaben. Das FileMaker Magazin ist eine exzellente Quelle von Informationen, Anleitungen und Profitips.


Have you tried new search feature in MBS Plugin?


Coming for 8.1 release is the new search in tables and fields in the Database Design dialog on MacOS:



As you see, we got to the Database Design dialog in a contacts solution. There we first search for "stat" and later for "city". We can jump from one item to next with pressing return and all the visible text is searched including formulas.

If you like to try, please download 8.1 prerelease or next week the final version.

Crashes with FileMaker 16.0.4 with scroll gesture notification


If you saw the thread on the FileMaker Community, you may have noticed that for a few weeks people experience crashes with FileMaker 16.0.4 on MacOS 10.13.3.

Checking the crash reports, you see they all are quite similar and show abort being called to terminate the app due to an unhandled exception:

terminating with uncaught exception of type std::__1::bad_function_call: std::exception

Now if you look on the stack trace, you see the abort is caused due to the invocation of a notification observer. So somewhere in the function CreateNativeViewIfNeeded deep inside FileMaker, they create the scroll view for the window. They attach an observer to listen for a notification. Somehow the related object for the observing block of code is released too early. When a scroll gesture is detected in the Cocoa event handling system, the system calls the method _beginScrollGesture to inform interested observers about the new gesture coming. As the block of code observing is gone already, an C++ Exception is raised, which nobody handles, so the app goes down. The crash report looks like this:

Application Specific Information:
abort() called
terminating with uncaught exception of type std::__1::bad_function_call: std::exception

Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0 libsystem_kernel.dylib 0x00007fff6e66be3e __pthread_kill + 10
1 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff6e7aa150 pthread_kill + 333
2 libsystem_c.dylib 0x00007fff6e5c8312 abort + 127
3 libc++abi.dylib 0x00007fff6c5a3f8f abort_message + 245
4 libc++abi.dylib 0x00007fff6c5a4113 default_terminate_handler() + 241
5 libobjc.A.dylib 0x00007fff6d92eeab _objc_terminate() + 105
6 libc++abi.dylib 0x00007fff6c5bf7c9 std::__terminate(void (*)()) + 8
7 libc++abi.dylib 0x00007fff6c5bf26d __cxa_throw + 121
8 libViewSystem.dylib 0x0000000103e34c17 std::__1::function::operator()() const + 65
9 libViewSystem.dylib 0x0000000103e34bd4 invocation function for block in ScrollView::CreateNativeViewIfNeeded() + 20
10 com.apple.Foundation 0x00007fff48d01330 -[__NSObserver _doit:] + 303
11 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff46c1ebbc __CFNOTIFICATIONCENTER_IS_CALLING_OUT_TO_AN_OBSERVER__ + 12
12 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff46c1eaaa _CFXRegistrationPost + 442
13 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff46c1e7f2 ___CFXNotificationPost_block_invoke + 50
14 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff46bdc670 -[_CFXNotificationRegistrar find:object:observer:enumerator:] + 1664
15 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff46bdb7a3 _CFXNotificationPost + 595
16 com.apple.Foundation 0x00007fff48cc0467 -[NSNotificationCenter postNotificationName:object:userInfo:] + 66
17 com.apple.AppKit 0x00007fff44440470 -[NSScrollView _beginScrollGesture] + 82
18 com.apple.AppKit 0x00007fff4475789d -[NSScrollingBehaviorConcurrentVBL _startGestureScrollWithVBLFilter:] + 130
19 com.apple.AppKit 0x00007fff4443fbcf -[NSScrollingBehaviorConcurrentVBL _scrollView:trackGestureScrollWithEvent:] + 1024
20 com.apple.AppKit 0x00007fff4443ead3 -[NSScrollingBehaviorConcurrentVBL scrollView:scrollWheelWithEvent:] + 549
21 libViewSystem.dylib 0x0000000103e34179 -[VSScrollViewMac scrollWheel:] + 2052
22 libViewSystem.dylib 0x0000000103df7efa -[NativeView_Mac scrollWheel:] + 116
23 com.apple.AppKit 0x00007fff44b20029 -[NSWindow(NSEventRouting) _reallySendEvent:isDelayedEvent:] + 5040
24 com.apple.AppKit 0x00007fff44b1e85c -[NSWindow(NSEventRouting) sendEvent:] + 497
25 com.filemaker.client.pro12 0x00000001022561cb -[FMDocWindowCocoa sendEvent:] + 1221
26 com.apple.AppKit 0x00007fff4497fed3 -[NSApplication(NSEvent) sendEvent:] + 2543
27 com.filemaker.client.pro12 0x0000000101f73756 -[FMCocoaApplication sendEvent:] + 329
28 com.apple.AppKit 0x00007fff441e0d9d -[NSApplication run] + 812
29 com.filemaker.client.pro12 0x0000000101f73956 CMacApp_Main + 497
30 com.filemaker.client.pro12 0x0000000102039a73 main + 49
31 libdyld.dylib 0x00007fff6e51c115 start + 1


This looks like a little bug in FileMaker 16.0.4, where an object reference for the code block is not retained properly and kept as long as the window is alive. We expect this to be fixed soon with a 16.0.5 update.

For our MBS Plugin we prepared a workaround for you. By calling our new function FM.PatchNotificationProblem, you can let the plugin filter all notification. So whenever the _beginScrollGesture (or related methods) send a notification like NSScrollViewWillStartLiveScrollNotification, we can ignore it, so no observer is notified and nothing crashes.

Once FileMaker 16.0.5 will come out, the problem is gone and we can remove the function again...

If you like to try this plugin function, please contact us soon.

PS: New plugin uploaded with newer version of 8.1pr6 disk image.

MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.1pr6


New in this prerelease of version 8.1 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin:
  • Fixed Trace function to ignore extra parameters, if more than 2 passed.
  • Disabled variable checking for scripts with > 2000 lines to avoid performance hit.
  • Limit search for Loop/If boundaries to 200 rows to avoid performance hit in script workspace with huge scripts.
  • Improved variable check to detect undefined variable in variable repetition count.
  • Fixed JSON.GetPathItem returning numbers with dot incorrectly for non-english localization. Broken in 7.5.
  • Added RefNum parameter to QuickList.New.
  • Added Dictionary.CreateNamed function.
  • Known issue: Zip functions broken on Linux.
Download at monkeybreadsoftware.de/filemaker/files/Prerelease/ or ask for being added to the dropbox shared folder.

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